Saturday, September 15, 2012

May You Find Hope...

What does hope really mean to you?  We all hope for more, for greater, and for those sometimes unattainable dreams like marrying Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, or for my male readers, Megan Fox.  Yes, we dream.  We hope. 
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When I began writing The Vampire’s Hope I finished the novella in one week.  The concept of hope (and Vampires) kept me writing.  How?  Before I began, as I was doing my normal research, I found that the ancient Greeks believed that the last evil to escape Pandora’s Jar (not a box as commonly assumed) was Elpis, or the spirit of hope. This spirit of hope was seen as only an extension to suffering. 
What a fascinating concept.  As I mulled over the Greek’s philosophy, I realized what a great story this idea could make, and The Vampire’s Hope was truly born. 
I have put many hours into this novella and finding my own center on the idea of hope.  Yes, hope is a beautiful and wonderful thing.  It keeps us thinking about those things that we desire, the soul mate we dream about, or the outcomes we desperately need.  Delving deeper however, I find moments when hope drives complacency, and lulls people into a false sense of security in the life they have created.  We hope for things that may someday fall into our laps…we blindly hope and we fail to act in ways to achieve our dreams. 
It may come as a surprise to most who have read my dark romances, but I’m a passionate optimist.  I always see the glass as half full, I always hope, and I refuse to give up my dreams.  This book has helped to remind me that I should hope, that I should have a goal, but I must be determined and driven to action.  May you also find hope in this dark, insightful, and fascinating novella, The Vampire’s Hope.
Happy Reading—
Danica Winters


Author Bio:
Danica Winters is an award-winning romance author based in Montana. She is known for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and often a touch of magic. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, and Greater Seattle Romance Writers. She is a contributor to magazines, websites, and news organizations. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, the outdoors, and the bliss brought by the printed word.
Danica has several published works including Curse of the Wolf (her award winning novel), The Devil's Angel, A Christmas Miracle, and The Vampire's HopeHer next novel will be released later this winter/early spring. 

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5 comments:

Debby said...

Hope is something that keeps people going. Book must be great
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Catherine Lee said...

I am also eternally hopeful, but I don't simply hope for good things to happen. I go after them. I take action to make good things happen.
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Danica Winters said...

Debby abd Catherine Lee, I hope you both enjoy the book! Hope can be a beautiful thing!

chris karlsen said...

I had the opportunity to read an advance copy of Vampire's Hope. I highly recommend the story. Ms. Winters is an expert weaver of fascinating details that never bore.
Chris K.

joye said...

I have yet to read one of your books and this one sounds very interesting to me. i will check it out.
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